Economics is the study of individual and collective decisions that relate to the production, consumption and exchange of goods and services. The economics curriculum contributes to a well-balanced liberal arts and business management education by providing students with the fundamental economic concepts necessary to better understand the world around them. The economics major prepares students for entry-level careers in a variety of fields including economics, business, law, education and government. The major is also valuable preparation for students planning to pursue advanced degrees in economics, business, public administration, law or related fields.
The Department of Economics offers both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree. Both programs develop the conceptual frameworks and analytical skills necessary to critically evaluate economic outcomes, issues, and policies. Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree reflect the liberal arts tradition of economics and include the study of a foreign language. Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree emphasize the development of quantitative skills and applications widely used in the business disciplines.
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An economics minor complements many majors, including political science, sociology, criminology, history, biology, mathematics, and any field of business. The economics minor requires two introductory economics courses and four upper-level economics elective courses.
The departmental honors program provides an opportunity for eligible economics majors to conduct a high-quality independent research project during their senior year under the direction of a faculty member. The project culminates in a written paper and oral presentation that will be evaluated by the economics faculty. Students may also present their projects at the annual Le Moyne College Student Scholars Day.
For information about major requirements and course descriptions, please see the Le Moyne College catalog.
For information about the Core Curriculum, please visit the Core webpage.
For information about the Integral Honors program, please visit the Honors Program webpage.
For information about study abroad and internship opportunities, please visit the Career Advising and Development webpage.
For information about student research opportunities at Le Moyne and the annual Student Scholars Day, please visit the Student Research webpage.
For information about the Division of Arts & Sciences, please visit the Arts and Sciences homepage.